Make (a plant) pale through lack of light: the seedling had been etiolated by having been grown in darkness
More example sentences
- Green barley that had never been etiolated gave essentially the same results as etiolated plants that were exposed to light.
- Our results clearly indicate that P650 - 655 is the main photoactive LPOR complex involved in continuous Chl accumulation in illuminated leaves of plants that have not been previously etiolated.
- Plants grown in pots were etiolated by keeping 4-week-old plants in complete darkness for 2 days.
late 18th century: from French étioler, from Norman French étieuler 'grow into haulm': see -ate3.